Got homebuyers? GO FSBO

Gotsnow_2005Got snow?  In sharp contrast to blizzard conditions this time last year, people were driving around Boston today with their convertible tops down.  Wonder if the January thaw will create a spike in home sales compared to 2005, or at least an increase of new MLS listings.  Although MLS statistics reveal that unsold homes are up 54% in suburban Boston, NEW MLS listings across Massachusetts are up less than 8% over the same period last year:  January 1-15.  Does that suggest that sellers are waiting for the Spring market to list their properties, or that more people are thinking of selling outside the MLS to avoid paying traditional commissions?

If you’re one of those homeowners who’d like to take advantage of the unseasonably warm weather to
get ready, The Real Estate Cafe is planning a seminar on "Getting Organized to Sell For Sale by Owner."  Rather than formal classroom instruction, what would you think of meeting at someone’s house to offer recommendations and pick-up ideas for your own home? 

Selling a home or not, the New England Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) has a variety of resources online for GO (Get Organized) Month (January 2006).  To register for our upcoming course, email us at, or record your contact information on our blog reader line:  617-876-2117.

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